596,300 IT jobs to be created between 2016 and 2026
596,300 IT jobs to be created in the next 10 years according to BLS Forecasts. The BLS projects the median salary for all IT jobs will be $82,830 excluding inflation. For most jobs a Bachelor’s degree will be required, those would include:
- Software Developers, system software (46,100 jobs median salary $105,860)
- Software Developers, applications (253,400 jobs median salary $100,080)
- Computer Systems Analysts (53,000 jobs median salary $87,220)
- Operations Research Analysts (31,300 jobs median salary $79,200)
For those IT Pros that do not have a degree but some college, they will opportunities as Computer User Support Specialists (71,100 jobs median salary $49,390). These will be the lowest paying jobs in the IT job market.
When we take that project and compare it with what Janco says are the median salaries for staff positions we there there is significant room for growth in compensation levels.
The growth in salaries will be greatest amount those who “create” code and applications. User support will end up being minimum wage jobs. Added to that as new applications are created they will have more built in help, self correction and tutorials negating the need for “specialist” who know the the applications and devices at a very low level of detail.